Sports St. Louis Blues' Robert Bortuzzo to have hearing for cross-checking Nashville Predators' Viktor Arvidsson

12:15  24 november  2019
12:15  24 november  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Опубликовано: 23 нояб. 2019 г. Watch as Robert Bortuzzo levels Viktor Arvidsson from behind with a dangerous looking crosscheck, Arvidsson did later leave the game and Bortuzzo is set to have a hearing with the league. NHL Highlights | Predators vs. Blues – Nov.

Robert Bortuzzo (born March 18, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the St . Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). Bortuzzo has previously played in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins, which drafted him in the third round, 78th overall

Robert Bortuzzo, Viktor Arvidsson are posing for a picture© Provided by Perform Media Channels Limited

Nashville Predators winger Viktor Arvidsson could miss some time because of a play by St. Louis Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo that had the NHL's Department of Player Safety almost immediately scheduling a hearing.

With the Predators forechecking during the first period Saturday, Arvidsson crashed the net and went looking for a rebound in front of St. Louis goalie Jordan Binnington. In response, Bortuzzo cross-checked Arvidsson into the net. Arvidsson's head hit the crossbar before he fell to the ice.

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Bortuzzo suspended 4 games for cross-checking Arvidsson

  Bortuzzo suspended 4 games for cross-checking Arvidsson St. Louis Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo is suspended four games for repeatedly cross-checking Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson on Saturday, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced. Bortuzzo was assessed a two-minute minor for the play, which occurred in the first period. Arvidsson exited the game with a lower-body injury and has since been ruled out of action for four-to-six weeks. Viktor Arvidsson injured after taking two nasty cross-checks from Robert Bortuzzo pic.twitter.com/v8jVySeoab— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) November 24, 2019This marks Bortuzzo's third suspension in the NHL.

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ST . LOUIS (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored 20 seconds into the game and Juuse Saros made 24 saves to help the Nashville Predators snap a six-game losing NOTES: Arvidsson skated in his 300th career game. He exited with a lower body injury after being cross - checked into the St . Louis net by Robert

With Arvidsson still down and trying to get up, Bortuzzo delivered another cross-check. Arvidsson hit the ice again. He eventually made it to his feet before receiving another shot from Binnington.

Arvidsson left the game and did not return. Preds coach Peter Laviolette did not provide an update on Arvidsson's status following the team's 4-2 victory, but he told reporters he believed Bortuzzo's play was "dirty."

Bortuzzo's hearing will take place Sunday. The 30-year-old blueliner does have a history of suspensions: He was suspended for two games in 2014 for a high hit on Jaromir Jagr, who didn't have the puck on his stick, and he was suspended for the Blues' final two preseason games and season opener in 2018 for a hit to the head of Michal Kempny.

Arvidsson, 26, has six goals and 14 points in 22 games for Nashville this season. Bortuzzo has registered one assist through 11 games for St. Louis.

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The play began innocently enough when Canadiens second-year Finnish centreman Jesperi Kotkaniemi, whose game was just coming together after a rough start to the season, went into the corner at the Bell Centre against Colorado’s Nikita Zadorov. What followed was another of those moments when you want to look away from hockey and never look back again. What followed was another of those moments when you want to look away from hockey and never look back again.

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